Man hit by train was from Southsea

Police at ''Portchester railway station after the tragedy'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (131350-2335)
Police at ''Portchester railway station after the tragedy'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (131350-2335)
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Police have identified a Southsea man in his 30s as the victim of a tragedy at Portchester railway station.

As previously reported, the man died on the tracks by Portchester rail station after being struck by a train.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: ‘BTP officers attended Portchester rail station in Hampshire on Sunday, May 19, following a report of a man being struck by a train.

‘Hampshire Constabulary officers also attended the incident, which was reported to BTP at 4.21pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

‘Medics from the South Central Ambulance Service also attended, but the man who is believed to be 32-years-old and from Southsea, was pronounced dead at the scene.

‘The man’s family have been informed.

‘A file will be prepared for the coroner.’

The man was hit by the Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff First Great Western Service shortly after 4.30pm yesterday.

Several police, British Transport Police and ambulance vehicles were at the scene, where they were also joined by two vehicles from the Network Rail response unit.

The station was closed, while emergency services dealt with the incident, and were reopened later in the evening.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact BTP on 0800 405040 quoting incident number 268/19.